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Born in 1926 in Venice Aldo Andreolo studied painting at the Venice Academy of Fine Arts. His first important exhibition was in 1949 and since then he has had several one-man shows and has participated in various group exhibitions in Europe, USA and Japan. He lives and works in Venice. Andreolo is recognised as one of the most important painters in the world of figurative art today. Passing through a phase of expressionism in the early sixties he attained maturity of style towards the end of the sixties in a series of works 'Abandoned Cars' and 'Newspaper Kiosks' in which colour is laid on with complete tranquility creating an almost metaphysical atmosphere. During recent years the elegant allusive work of this artist has become increasingly haunted by echoes of the past of the era of the twenties. The artist's penchant for dreams, for abandonment and for subtle melancholy (given expression particularly in the series of screenprints "Beaches" "Death in Venice" and "Venetian Rhapsody") is infused with an enchanted light that fixes the image halfway between reality and unreality. His work is in many public and private collections.